An interview with chef Paul Rankin about restaurants, Belfast, Christmas, spuds and (among other things) his Mum’s secret for Christmas roast potatoes
Thoughts on a few of my favourite food places – and favourite food people – in Ireland: WJ Kavanagh’s, the Honest to Goodness market, 3FE, Lunchtime Village Markets, Gallagher’s Boxty House and more
In which I attend a fish masterclass and sample a new fish-based menu at Dublin’s Cliff Town House, and also have some chips to keep me happy
WJ Kavanagh’s on Dorset St. opens its doors and I couldn’t be happier, food-wise or drinks-wise, about my new Dublin local.
It’s all about the food at the new-ish Avoca food market and Salt Café in Monkstown – I could say the same about being a Bridgestone Guides editor…
There was boxty aplenty at a cookery demo in Gallaghers Boxty House, which included boiled, baked and pan versions of the traditional Irish potato dish, and a lunch menu featuring different versions of boxty for all 3 courses
This weekend was all about meeting restaurateur Joe Macken and his grilled pizzas at Skinflint (and yes, I did have the potato pizza, sure what else would I have?)
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud marks 30 years in business with the launch of a new book and I, for my part, give their recipe for salmon with tandoori gnocchi and sorrel sauce a whirl.